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September 28, 2019 at 12:49 p.m.
While in many ways apps streamline today’s dating culture, they aren’t without their hurdles. One big issue that dating app developers have had to work on is the match-to-meet ratio. People tend to get a decent amount of matches, but then a lot less messages, and then even fewer dates.
Bumble originally believed that a solution to this problem might be to have straight women send a message to straight men first, thereby eliminating the shy role women traditionally play.
However, we no longer live in a binary society of shy women and charming men. What about shy gay stockings and dashing lesbian tops? What about couples looking for a third party? What about little pigs looking for a goddess’s boots to lick?
The dating culture is much more complicated than the constraints of most dating apps. For this reason, Bumble asks each member to take a quiz that determines if they are up or down. It’s simple: if a member is determined to be a stocking, that member must first send a message. If a member is a top, he must wait for messages to reach him.
Now anyone can enjoy the benefits of Bumble, instead of just being the guy with a 15% dick shot success rate.